Posts Tagged ‘Bariatric surgery

Surgery is no quick fix for obese teens

Posted by: admin on: December 15, 2011

With a high standard of living, array of fast foods and sedentary lifestyle, obesity has become the biggest disease plaguing the teenagers. Bariatric surgery done is not the final answer. Here is a study. Team@CMHF

Surgery is only a part of weight loss

Posted by: admin on: November 7, 2011

Angela Howard is half the woman she used to be, literally. At the worst she can remember, Howard, 37, weighed 303 pounds. Granted, that was after having six children, but she wasn’t happy with how being overweight made her look and feel. She wanted to change and she did change -Team@CMHF

Do misperceptions and fear of embarrassment inhibit discussion of treatment options that would benefit many patients with obesity? Significant barriers are keeping adults affected by obesity and physicians from talking frankly about bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. The survey found that while four in five adults affected by obesity had discussed weight with their health […]

S.A. woman is weighing in on shedding pounds with lap band

Posted by: admin on: August 25, 2011

For years, weight loss surgery has been reserved mostly for the morbidly obese. That included people who weighed a hundred pounds or more than they should. Now, the FDA has made a change that will open up the operation to people with a lot less weight to lose. FDA lowered the weight standards for surgery, […]

Obesity should not require specialists to manage

Posted by: admin on: August 17, 2011

No matter what our current practice or specialty, at some point during medical school we will have had to study and demonstrate our knowledge and competency in dealing with common disorders like diabetes, hypertension, depression, chronic pain and countless other ailments. In addition, we will have spent hours poring over much rarer disorders, conditions that […]

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